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Posted in thread: Size of pipe (3/4" or 1/2")? on 12-29-2013 at 11:27 AM
Thanks, I go under the house and the 1/2" goes in today. (we need an emoticon on it's back with
water dripping into it's face, no?)As for the low flow fixtures - I've found that the quality
of the low...
Posted in thread: Size of pipe (3/4" or 1/2")? on 12-28-2013 at 10:56 AM
Hi,I have a 1930's home and have over the years been replacing the original galvanized pipes
with copper. The original galvanized was 3/4" everywhere.For each bathroom I used 1/2" pipe
because I wante...
Posted in thread: Replacing ballcock assembly on 12-28-2013 at 10:29 AM
It's pretty straight forward. You replace or user the old float depending if the replacement
comes with a new one. Some of the replacements have the float as an integrated part of the
valve, others no...
Posted in thread: Foot valve for kitchen sink (?) on 12-16-2013 at 02:19 PM
FYI: something like one of these:Pedalvalve.com or this Chicago Faucets Specialty Fittings
Pedal ValvesSame idea different styles.
Posted in thread: Foot valve for kitchen sink (?) on 12-16-2013 at 02:05 PM
M doing a minor remodel to my kitchen. Basically a new sink and faucet and replace the
galvanized pipes behind (these are the last galvanized in the house). The new sink will be the
same size as the o...
Posted in thread: Almost no Hot water in shower on 03-11-2013 at 12:45 PM
Not quite, time to pick out new tile and fixtures.Too true - We've got the fixtures picked out,
some are here others are not. Still loads to do...
Posted in thread: Making patio bigger: ISO semi-permanent solutions on 03-11-2013 at 11:47 AM
Cement pavers - something like a tile but typically 2"-4" thick.You might be able to find some
free off of craigslist - or buy them. Cheapest is to just add the ares you want with free ones,
Posted in thread: Rough in? on 03-05-2013 at 11:39 PM
I once build out a wall 3" and put a nice shelf behind the toilet. Worked well and looked nice.
Not sure it was that much less work than moving the drain.
Posted in thread: Almost no Hot water in shower on 03-05-2013 at 11:17 PM
OK - the job progresses. The Hot water pipes were clogged with so much rust and crud that I
could hardly believe that any water was getting out at all. Removing the galvanized (only the
parts that wer...
Posted in thread: Almost no Hot water in shower on 02-12-2013 at 09:41 PM
Sorry I missread the first post. Change to a single lever from the front and use a plate that
covers the old holes If you have 2" of access you can use pex and connect to the new copper you